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With the Murdock Trust’s continuous grantmaking, enrichment events and other diverse activities, programs and involvement, our staff and our nonprofit partners are constantly engaged in the work we do for our communities. When we publish news or make announcements, we’ll post these items here.



100Kin10 Focused on Training STEM Teachers

100Kin10 is connecting institutions from the public and private sectors, as well as government agencies, to solve “one of our country’s most pressing challenges – giving kids a great STEM education – by adding 100,000 more, excellent STEM teachers to America’s classrooms by 2021,” an initiative that has received support from the Trust. 100Kin10 has […]
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University of Puget Sound Student’s Summer Research Experience

McKinley Nevins is one of the students at the University of Puget Sound doing summer research supported by the Murdock Trust’s College Science Research Program, designed to strengthen institutions’ faculty and undergraduate student research efforts in the natural sciences. Check out this blog post she wrote about her experience working in the Hoh Rainforest on […]
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Bipartisan Charity Act, Founder’s Day Celebration, and $13.4 Million Invested in the PNW

We recently celebrated the Murdock Trust’s 42nd anniversary with nearly 500 leaders from across the Northwest. Our annual Founder’s Day celebration was held at the historic Fort Vancouver Trust and provided an opportunity to honor retiring Trustee Lyn Swanson, who is now our first Trustee Emeritus. Lyn was presented with a beautiful glass airplane crafted […]
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University of Portland Announces Partners in Science Grant

The University of Portland recently announced a Partners in Science grant awarded to Sr. Angela Hoffman, O.S.B., that will provide Amy Sutton, a local high school teacher from Benson Polytechnic High School, the opportunity to do work with Hoffman to do cutting-edge research. The Murdock Trust’s Partners in Science Program is in its 28th year […]
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Corban University Announces Lynwood W. Swanson Athletic Scholarship

Corban University in Salem, OR, has selected Brooklyn Baker as the first recipient of the Lynwood W. Swanson Athletic Scholarship.  The Trust provided a $150,000 grant designated for student athletes in honor of Dr. Lynwood W. Swanson, who recently retired as Trustee and became the first Trustee Emeritus of the Murdock Trust. Read the full […]
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SonBridge Community Center Remodel is Underway

The Trust made a grant to SonBridge Community Center for the construction and remodel of their health and education center, which is now well underway. SonBridge provides services and resources to the community in Walla Walla Valley including “medical care, dental care, life coaching and counseling, education, referrals to social services, and also runs a […]
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WSU to be First U.S. University to Acquire Powerful New X-ray Microscope

We’re excited to share that our friends at Washington State University will be the first U.S. university to have the ZEISS Xradia Ultra 810, a powerful new $1.7 million X-ray microscope with state-of-the-art 3D imaging capabilities. Read the full announcement on Washington State University’s website. When it arrives on campus this October, a powerful new $1.7 […]
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Twin Rocks Camp Announces Murdock Grant

Guests at Twin Rock Friends Camp and Conference Center in Rockaway Beach, OR, will soon see facility improvements that will benefit campers and families with disabilities, thanks in part to a Murdock grant. Read the full article in the Tillamook Headlight Herald. The M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust recently awarded Twin Rocks Friends Camp and […]
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Mosaic Medical, Innovative Services NW, Billings Community Foundation Announce Grants

The Murdock Trust is proud to partner with nonprofit organizations all across the Pacific Northwest serving unique and diverse constituencies. This week, three grantees were in the news announcing Murdock awards. Mosaic Medical announces $250,000 grant | KTVZ.com “Mosaic Medical announced Tuesday it has received a $250,000 grant from the M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust, […]
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Arc Thrift Store Moving to New Location in Philomath

The Arc of Benton County, which provides services for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, is using a Trust grant to finish a remodel on a new building for its thrift store they plan to move in to later this year. The cost of the remodel and property adds up to about $540,000, of which […]
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